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Do you praise your teams enough?

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Guest post by Erika Flora Years ago, I heard this great quote that has really stuck with me and become somewhat of a mantra. It is as follows: There is no limit to the good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit. General of the Army George C. Marshall What a […]

Point and Shoot Project Management

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Project management as a whole has paralleled somewhat the changes we have witnessed in photography. Project management also has been a skill for the few, with the barrier to entry being quite high. However, the barriers are being reduced and the chance for abandoning “point and shoot” project management is here!

Lessons Learned from Anita Wotiz

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Anita Wotiz is the guest blogger this week over at the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Project Management blog. She published great post titled “An unrepeatable success?” Read it here. It was great to hear about the project, specifically the lessons learned and trying to relate them to my own experience. I wouldn’t write the […]

Notes From A Stress Fest

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Kimberly Wiefling had an article today on [email protected] (www.projectsatwork.com) giving us a taste of some hard-learned lessons when dealing with project sponsors. I’ve always loved Kimberly’s sense of humor and highly recommend just about anything she’s written. This is a great example of education a la entertainment. Check out her book too, you can buy […]

Watch Out for False Productivity

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Cutting’s Edge is one of my favorite project management blogs. Thomas recently posted on the cost of project success. I enjoyed the examples of the construction of several wonders of the world as projects and their often overlooked consequences on the project teams that built them. Thomas draws out a parallel to contemporary projects, and […]

Moving Beyond the Triple Constraints

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Dave Garrett recently wrote on the concepts expressed by Aaron Shanhar in his book, Reinventing Project Management. The gist is that the common triple-constraint model of managing cost, schedule, and scope is not enough. As I like to put it and in Goldratt’s words, necessary but not sufficient. I have not yet read Shanhar’s book, […]